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Mechanical CAD Drafting

31-606-3 Technical Diploma (TD) 27 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Use your creativity to solve problems and create new products. Develop the technical skills needed for entry-level work in an engineering department. You will learn to interpret and prepare mechanical drawings of products and machine components to the specifications of the designer and/or the engineering team. You could also investigate other areas of the design process such as strength requirements, material choice, product improvement and cost savings. In addition, you’ll learn about manufacturing processes, technical drafting and technical math.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Sketching and the Design Process
10-606-151
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Introduces sketching, which is typically one of the first steps in working out and documenting a design. Almost all initial ideas are hand sketched long before any graphical data is created with the CAD system. Basic sketching techniques and their application to one view, oblique, isometric, and perspective drawings are covered. Lettering techniques are also covered.
CAD and Geometric Constructions
10-606-152
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Focuses on the very basics of using AutoCAD software. This course will cover the interface and basic drawing, editing, and printing commands. Applying constructive geometrical thinking to solve more complex problems and accurately locate points, edges, and surfaces when the software cannot do so "automatically" is also covered.
Coreq: Sketching & the Design process (10606151)
Multiview Projections
10-606-153
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers standard practices of orthographic projection. Best practices for deciding which views to show, how they should be oriented in your drawing, and how to represent key information such as edges, surfaces, vertices, hidden lines, centerlines, and other crucial details are covered.
Coreq: CAD and Geometric Constructions (10606152)
Section Views and Auxiliary Views
10-606-154
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Explains that often times there are internal features that lie behind other features, and features that lie on inclined and oblique surfaces. This course covers the creation and placement of section and auxiliary views, allowing portrayal of these features. Descriptive geometry techniques for finding piercing points, points of planar intersections, and surface development are also covered.
Coreq: Multiview Projections (10606153)
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
10-606-155
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Explains that dimensions and notes define the size, location, finish, and other requirements to fully describe what is to be manufactured. These standards are covered in this course. Tolerancing, or making allowances for human ability, material properties, and the manufacturing environment is also covered.
Coreq: Section Views and Auxiliary Views (10606154)
Threads and Fasteners
10-606-156
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Explains that the ability to properly display various standardized thread forms and fasteners is, naturally, extremely important as most parts ultimately need to be attached to other parts in some manner. This course will show students how to depict and call out these features on a drawing. Both Metric and Unified National Thread series will be covered.
Coreq: Dimensioning and Tolerancing (10606155)
Gears and Cams
10-606-157
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers two concepts used in the creating of motion using mechanical parts, gears and cams. Students will learn the geometry comprising these two important features, find out how they work, and how to depict them on a mechanical drawing.
Coreq: Threads and Fasteners (10606156)
Working Drawings
10-606-158
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers the methods for producing working drawings utilized by manufacturers when building parts. Tolerances will be used to ensure the proper fit and function of mating parts. Students will learn the requirements of a detailed part drawing, as well as what is required on assembly drawings and weldments. The workings of an engineering office will also be addressed.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Gears and Cams 10606157
Structural and Piping Drafting
10-606-159
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Will teach students how to create a proper drawing of structures comprised of beams, channels, and tubing. Detailed and schematic piping drawings will also be covered. Students will learn how to draw pipe fittings and how they are assembled to tanks, vats, and other components.
Coreq: Solid Modeling/Working Drawings (10606158)
AutoCAD Mechanical
10-606-160
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Will expose the student to the many automated features built into the AutoCAD Mechanical software. Features such as detailing, hardware and symbol libraries, bill of material generation, adherence to CAD standards, integrated layer management, and smart dimensioning tools will be covered.
Coreq: Structural and Piping Drafting (10606159)
College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications
10-804-197
5Credit
90
180
90 hours in class and estimate 180 hours outside of class. This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatorics, and the binomial theorem.
Prereq: ACPL Alg 85+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Alg 276+/Arith 263+, ACT Math 22+, HS GPA 2.75 Arith Only OR Interm Algebra w Apps 10804118 OR not pursuing a degree
Manufacturing Processes with Lab
10-623-119
4Credit
108
108
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the manufacturing processes used to cast, form, cut, and join materials including hands-on experience with manual machining, forming, and joining processes. Incorporates print reading and basic metrology skills.
Select a total of 2 credits from these options
Introduction to SolidWorks
10-606-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Will introduce the student to the basics of the SolidWorks software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.
CATIA V5 - Basic
10-606-102
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces methods for creating three-dimensional models using CATIA V5 software. Topics include product structure, sketcher, solid modeling, drafting, assembly, surface modeling and sheet metal design. Basic computer skills are required.
Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
10-606-139
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Will introduce the student to the basics of Autodesk's Inventor software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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